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University of Arizona in history

University of Arizona in history

University of Arizona students on the steps of Old Main in 1896.

August 18, 2014 12:00 am
University of Arizona in history

University of Arizona in history

Old Main, the original building on the campus of the University of Arizona. Courtesy University of Arizona

August 18, 2014 12:00 am
Street Smarts

Street Smarts

Jacob S. Mansfeld, Pioneer News Depot owner, was on the Tucson Public Library Board of Trustees.

July 07, 2014 2:24 pm
Street Smarts: Canyon Ranch Drive

Street Smarts: Canyon Ranch Drive

Tucson’s Canyon Ranch property originally was the Double U Dude Ranch. This photo was taken at the Double U ranch house around 1940.

June 23, 2014 3:22 pm
Fred A. Enke

Fred A. Enke

Fred A. Enke played football and basketball at the University of Minnesota.

June 09, 2014 2:20 pm
University of Arizona campus

University of Arizona campus

Soldiers training for World War I were among the first to use the University of Arizona's first official infirmary. Started in 1919, the infirmary occupied the former home of Reuben R. Schweitzer. Today, the site is occupied by the Koffler Building.

March 12, 2014 3:10 pm
Old Main

Old Main

Old Main was the original building on the campus of the University of Arizona. Find more Old Main photos at azstarnet.com/gallery

February 07, 2014 3:56 pm
1921 East-West Christmas Classic: Centre (Ky.) 38, UA 0

1921 East-West Christmas Classic: Centre (Ky.) 38, UA 0

Dec. 26, 1921: The Wildcats start their first-ever bowl game in a deep — and muddy — hole, trailing Centre of Danville, Ky., 18-0 at halftime en route to a 38-0 loss at San Diego's rain-soaked Balboa Stadium. In the first half, Centre All-Americans Red Roberts (end) and Alvin "Bo" McMillin (…

December 15, 2013 11:31 pm
St. Joseph's Orphanage

St. Joseph's Orphanage

St. Joseph’s Orphan House was on what is now South 12th Avenue.

December 09, 2013 3:19 pm
Fred Ronstadt

Fred Ronstadt

Fred Ronstadt, ca. 1880. 

November 22, 2013 12:48 pm
Ring's reflections: Tucson's Anglo pioneers lured by opportunities in business, ranching

Ring's reflections: Tucson's Anglo pioneers lured by opportunities in business, ranching

The first Tucson depot was a 200-foot-long Victorian structure built in 1880, the same year the southern route of the transcontinental railroad reached Tucson. The depot accommodated passenger and freight trains.

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Adventurous life led Oury here

Adventurous life led Oury here

Inez Garcia Oury and William were married in Durango, Mexico, in September 1849. They had three children: Frank, Dolores (Lola) and Louise.

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Ring's reflections: First founders: Los Tucsonenses

Ring's reflections: First founders: Los Tucsonenses

Businessman Estévan Ochoa donated the land and $5,000 for construction of Tucson's first public school, built on the corner of Congress Street and Sixth Avenue in 1875.

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Speedway's sports racing roots

Speedway's sports racing roots

Part of a 1906 city of Tucson map bears the name The Speedway on it.

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Once member of Confederate army, Drachman prospered as tobacconist

Once member of Confederate army, Drachman prospered as tobacconist

Sam Drachman, left, with cigarette, in front of Drachman Tobacco shop. When his business grew, Drachman opened up a shop in Phoenix.

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European-educated Philip Contzen surveyed land across Southern Arizona

European-educated Philip Contzen surveyed land across Southern Arizona

After extensive travels throughout Europe, Philip Contzen returned to Tucson in 1891. Contzen was a surveyor, a three-term Tucson city councilman and a captain in the National Guard.

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Street Smarts: NY salesman's jesting may have inspired Tucson's Broadway

Street Smarts: NY salesman's jesting may have inspired Tucson's Broadway

Fred Ronstadt's Store

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Street Smarts

Street Smarts

Fred Ronstadt, ca. 1880. Courtesy University of Arizona Special Collections

February 11, 2013 8:21 pm
McKale Memorial Center over the years

McKale Memorial Center over the years

McKale Center under construction dated June 9, 1971.

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McKale Memorial Center over the years

McKale Memorial Center over the years

McKale Center dated Feb. 28, 1973.

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McKale Memorial Center over the years

McKale Memorial Center over the years

McKale Center under construction from the interior, date August 1972.

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McKale Memorial Center over the years

McKale Memorial Center over the years

Undated photo of McKale Center under construction.

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McKale Memorial Center over the years

McKale Memorial Center over the years

McKale Center from the northeast, dated 1982.

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McKale Memorial Center over the years

McKale Memorial Center over the years

Copy of a blueprint of the first level of the McKale Center.

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McKale Memorial Center over the years

McKale Memorial Center over the years

Copy of a blueprint of the second level of McKale Center.

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McKale Memorial Center over the years

McKale Memorial Center over the years

Copy of a blueprint of the third level of McKale Center

November 29, 2012 9:05 pm
McKale Memorial Center over the years

McKale Memorial Center over the years

McKale Center from the air, dated 1976.

November 29, 2012 9:06 pm
McKale Memorial Center over the years

McKale Memorial Center over the years

Opening night of the McKale Center, Feb. 1, 1973.

November 29, 2012 9:06 pm
McKale Memorial Center over the years

McKale Memorial Center over the years

The beginning of construction of McKale Center dated January 1971.

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McKale Memorial Center over the years

McKale Memorial Center over the years

McKale Center under construction dated September 1971.

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McKale Memorial Center over the years

McKale Memorial Center over the years

The interior one of the entrances to McKale Center dated March 24, 1975.

November 29, 2012 9:06 pm
McKale Memorial Center over the years

McKale Memorial Center over the years

The football training room at McKale Center dated March 24, 1975.

November 29, 2012 9:06 pm
McKale Memorial Center over the years

McKale Memorial Center over the years

A room in McKale Center, dated November 1976.

November 29, 2012 9:06 pm
University of Arizona in history

University of Arizona in history

University of Arizona Old Main 1891. University of Arizona Library Special Collections. HP-165

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University of Arizona in history

University of Arizona in history

McKale Center under construction dated September 1971, courtesy of the University of Arizona Special Collections.

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University of Arizona in history

University of Arizona in history

U.S. Navy occupied Bear Down Gym during WWII. University of Arizona Library Special Collections. HP-173

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University of Arizona in history

University of Arizona in history

The Steward Observatory circa 1928. Courtesy University of Arizona special collections.

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University of Arizona in history

University of Arizona in history

The Old University of Arizona Library. Photo courtesy of University of Arizona Special Collections

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University of Arizona in history

University of Arizona in history

University of Arizona students on the steps of Old Main. 1896. HP-168

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University of Arizona in history

University of Arizona in history

Old Main, the original building on the campus of the University of Arizona. Courtesy University of Arizona

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University of Arizona in history

University of Arizona in history

A 1929 view of the square outside the University of Arizona Main Gate looking towards downtown Tucson. The photo was taken from the library's upper floor. Photo courtesy of UA Library Special Collections.

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University of Arizona in history

University of Arizona in history

The beginning of construction of McKale Center dated January 1971, courtesy of the University of Arizona Special Collections.

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University of Arizona in history

University of Arizona in history

The Steward Observatory, July 1920. Courtesy University of Arizona library special collections department.

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University of Arizona in history

University of Arizona in history

McKale Center under construction dated June 9, 1971, courtesy of the University of Arizona Special Collections,

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University of Arizona in history

University of Arizona in history

McKale center from the air, dated 1976, courtesy of the University of Arizona Special Collections.

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University of Arizona in history

University of Arizona in history

The University of Arizona cavalry. Photo courtesy of University of Arizona Special Collections

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University of Arizona in history

University of Arizona in history

A 1927 view of the square outside the University of Arizona Main Gate. The drug store stands on the corner of University and Park Avenue. Photo courtesy of the UA Special Collections.

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University of Arizona in history

University of Arizona in history

Students in 1968 exit the UA's infirmary, which underwent a "face lift" the year before that included a new emergency room and accommodations for 50 beds. The building now houses the Sonett Space Sciences Building. (Photo courtesy of University of Arizona Special Collections.)

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University of Arizona in history

University of Arizona in history

The University of Arizona's second official infirmary was a low-slung red-brick building constructed in 1936 on the site of a former military barracks. (Photo courtesy of University of Arizona Special Collections.)

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University of Arizona in history

University of Arizona in history

Soldiers training for World War I were among the first to use the University of Arizona's first official infirmary. Started in 1919, the infirmary occupied the former home of Reuben R. Schweitzer. Today, the site is occupied by the Koffler Building. (Photo courtesy of University of Arizona S…

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